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The Makeup Process Behind Carey Mulligan’s Transformation for ‘Promising Young Woman’

As soon as Makeup Head Angie Wells received Emerald Fennell’s script for “Promising Young Woman,” she had notes to make. She noticed the different personas that Carey Mulligan’s Cassie goes through, especially when “she’s doing her hits; it wasn’t soft and pretty.”Fennell’s film follows Cassie, who by day works in a coffee shop, and by […]

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Chloé Zhao Makes Golden Globes History as Second Woman to Win Best Director Prize

Chloé Zhao won the Golden Globe for Best Director, a history-making victory as she is now just the second woman to win the category in the Globes’ 78-year history. The first and previously only woman to win Best Director at the Globes was Barbra Streisand for “Yentl.” Zhao was awarded Best Director for her work […]

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Sofia Coppola Says She Can’t Watch Movies Without Any Female Characters

Sofia Coppola is known for writing and directing rich roles for women, from Kirsten Dunst as rebellious teen Lux Lisbon in “The Virgin Suicide” to Scarlett Johansson as adrift postgrad Charlotte in “Lost in Translation” and, most recently, Rashida Jones’ Laura in “On the Rocks.” She has the same expectations for other directors’ movies she […]

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The 50 Best Movies of 2020, According to Over 230 Film Critics

Nominations for the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild Awards, and the Critics Choice Awards have turned the likes of “Nomadland,” “Mank,” “Promising Young Woman,” “Minari,” “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” “Ma Rainy’s Black Bottom,” and “Borat Subsequent Film” into major Oscar season contenders. What do all of these films also have in common? […]

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‘Judas and the Black Messiah,’ ‘Palm Springs,’ ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,’ and More Land 2021 WGA Nominations

The 2021 WGA nominations for TV were announced earlier this month, and now it’s time for movies. Original screenplays that garnered attention include Judas and the Black Messiah, Palm Springs, Promising Young Woman, and more. On the adapted screenplay front, titles such as Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, and more landed nods. See […]

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‘Trial of the Chicago 7,’ ‘One Night In Miami’ Lead WGA Awards Film Noms

The Writers Guild of America announced their film nominees for the delayed 2021 WGA Awards and, once again, the films that didn’t qualify shaped the list of honorees more than those who did. Awards season players “The Trial of the Chicago 7” and “Promising Young Woman” made the cut as expected in the Original Screenplay […]

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‘Malcolm & Marie’ Soars at Netflix as ‘Greenland’ Continues to Score at a Premium VOD Price

Just as the Super Bowl traditionally inhibits studios from releasing new titles to theaters, there were few fresh films available on home platforms. As a result, four titles — all previously ranked #1 on multiple charts — took the top spots again. The exception was Netflix, which debuted “Malcolm & Marie” February 5. Starring Zendaya […]

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‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ Gets Oscar Boost from Independent Spirit Awards Nominations

In recent years, the Film Independent Spirit Awards nominating juries have looked away from the Oscars, and this year is no exception. But in a sign of the times, the Spirits added new television categories this time around. Thus Netflix dominated the 2021 nominations from the Spirit nominating committees, scoring 11 nominations over seven features […]

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Paris Hilton’s ‘Stars Are Blind’ Soundtracks Key Scene in ‘Promising Young Woman’: The Story Behind the Song

A key scene in Emerald Fennell’s “Promising Young Woman” has audiences falling in love with Paris Hilton’s underrated 2006 single, “Stars are Blind.” The film’s Stars Carey Mulligan and Bo Burnham dance to the song affectionately while in a local pharmacy. The tango soundtracks the two characters’ budding relationship, before — spoiler alert — it […]

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‘Promising Young Woman’ Crosses $3M; ‘MLK/FBI’, ‘Don’t Tell A Soul’, ‘Master’ Add Coins To Specialty Box Office

If there are any milestones worth noting this week, it’s that the Focus Features thriller Promising Young Woman crossed the $3 million in its fourth week in theaters. This weekend the Emerald Fennell-directed pic starring Carey Mulligan played in 1,333 theaters and added an estimated $430K to its box office till this weekend and is […]

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